Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Tanzania leads the way

Another story about Tanzania, this one from a San Jose CA paper. Plastic bag campaigns are definitely getting increased coverage:

Tanzania is latest African country to ban cheap plastic bags

Dec. 03, 2006
By SHASHANK BENGALI, McClatchy Newspapers, San Jose, CA

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - The fabled marketplaces of this East African island once lured traders from across the Indian Ocean with soft ivory, exotic spices and slaves. Now Zanzibar is taking a stand against a staple of modern-day commerce: the plastic bag.
Last month the nation of Tanzania, which includes semi-autonomous Zanzibar, banned cheap plastic bags, becoming the latest African country to crack down on what's increasingly seen as an environmental menace...

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